Events ( 6-7 from 7 )

27 March 2015

Planning for district heating: masterplanning, technical feasibility and economic viability

Manchester, United Kingdom
This half day event focuses on how spatial planning can help to embed district heating strategies and visions into local plans and prioritise specific heat networks for delivery.

With experts from the public and third sector, this event will be interactive with opportunities for discussions, and will include workshops based on real-life cases that take into account local challenges and opportunities. The following topics will be covered:
- High level ideas on the integration of decentralised energy and the planning system
- What the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG) mean for planning for district heating
- Embedding visions for district heating into spatial local development documents and plans
- What tools exist to help excellent masterplanning for heat networks?
- Using planning to address economic viability and technical feasibility issues for district heating
- Inspirational best practice in masterplanning for heat networks from other local authorities in the UK and across Europe

Who should attend? This event is for planners, local authority officers involved in planning, energy, sustainable development, and elected members with energy or planning and development responsibilities – all those involved in the practical aspects of planning and delivering heat networks.

30 March 2015

Delivering Community Renewable Energy Projects through the Planning System

London, United Kingdom
This free event focuses on improving understanding of planning policy and delivery issues to support local leadership in decision-making on community renewable energy projects, and access to case studies.

Current confirmed speakers include:
- Diane Smith and Michael Chang, TCPA
- Fiona Booth, DECC
- Dan Nicholls, Cornwall Council
- Cheryl Hiles, RegenSW
- Matt Wood, Bio-Regional
- David Dewart, Swindon Borough Council
- Giorgia Rambelli, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Who should attend? Local authority planners and elected members, plus officers from strategically linked departments dealing with matters such as climate change, energy, regeneration, community engagement and housing.
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